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Euphorbia squarrosa is from the Eastern Cape Province, where it is found in the Albany, Fort Beaufort, Bathurst and King Williams Town districts.

The plants have a deep tuber and are related to Euphorbia stellata, but the prostrate stems are mostly three angled and lack the feather-like markings of E stellata. Euphorbia squarrosa is also a more robust grower.

The cultivation of Euphorbia squarrosa is relatively easy. A well drained soil is essential.

Euphorbia squarrosa in habitat in the Fort Beaufort district.